Small Business Start-ups


  • Aug 20- U.S. digital health startup Grand Rounds, which connects patients with medical experts mainly for a second opinion, said it had raised $55 million in new capital. The company, whose customers include Comcast Corp, Costco Wholesale Corp and Evernote, said on Thursday it would use the funds to expand its technology, care team and analytics platform.

  • You may never have to deal with luggage again Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 6:35 AM ET

    One start-up is looking to handle your luggage from your door to the airport without you having to lift a finger.

  • Uber just got up to $100M from India’s Tata Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 2:18 AM ET

    Indian business giant Tata is investing up to $100 million in ride hailing app Uber as it plans to develop new products and services in India.

  • Snapchat's new forte? Making $$$ disappear: Report Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 4:33 PM ET
    People take pictures in front of SnapChat headquarters in Venice Beach, Calif.

    The 3-year-old start-up had a loss of $128 million and generated just $3 million in revenue last year, according to documents obtained by Gawker.

  • A food start-up raised little $$, but makes plenty Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    ZeroCater headquarters in San Francisco.

    Amid a food-delivery boom that's valued Instacart and Blue Apron in the billions, a start-up called ZeroCater is taking a leaner approach.

  • China's Tencent 'Kiks' startup $50M Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 8:45 AM ET
    China's Tencent 'Kiks' startup $50M

    Chris Best, Kik co-founder and CTO, discusses how he is making money in the mobile messaging market and the lessons he learned from Chinese technology.

  • Airbnb just made a big bet on China Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 6:23 AM ET

    Home hire app Airbnb has struck partnerships to expand into China after seeing a boom in users from the world's second-largest economy.

  • Startup sparks mattress revolution: Casper COO Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 8:57 AM ET
    Startup sparks mattress revolution: Casper COO

    Neil Parikh, Casper co-founder & COO, talks about the science behind mattresses and his company's novel way in delivering them to consumers.

  • New breed of news for millennials: Mic CEO Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 7:50 AM ET
    New breed of news for millennials: Mic CEO

    Chris Altchek, Mic co-founder & CEO, discusses the changing era of news and how his startup is attracting a new generation of news readers. Ben Lerer, Thrillist Media CEO, weighs in.

  • At some point 'unicorns' have to go public: Alan Patricof

    Alan Patricof, Greycroft Partners, discusses startup valuations and why there's likely to be an IPO in their future.

  • Sharing or 'scaring' economy Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 2:42 PM ET
    Sharing or 'scaring' economy

    Do companies like Airbnb and Uber need to do more to prevent the sharing economy from becoming the 'scaring' economy? CNBC's Josh Lipton and Jon Fortt discuss.

  • Startups gone bust Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 12:52 PM ET
    Startups gone bust

    Discussing whether startup valuations are bubbly, with Divya Narendra, SumZero CEO & co-founder.

  • What makes tech tick for Sweden? Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    What makes tech tick for Sweden?

    STING is a support system for technology start-ups, to help build growth companies in Sweden. Pär Hedberg, CEO of STING, discusses.

  • ASX: The new hotspot for tech listings? Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 8:32 PM ET
    ASX: The new hotspot for tech listings?

    Max Cunningham, head of listings & issuer services at ASX, attributes the rise in tech listings on the Australian Securities Exchange over the last 18 months to factors such as higher capital mobility globally.

  • A new way to order tickets for live music Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 3:45 AM ET
    A new way to order tickets for live music

    Phil Hutcheon, founder and CEO of DICE, explains how his company is attempting to innovate ticket booking.

  • Startup company GoButler secures $8m in funding Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 3:45 AM ET
    Startup company GoButler secures $8m in funding

    Navid Hadzaad, founder and CEO of GoButler, explains how his start-up will generate income what it will do with its recently secured funding.

  • VCs see a bubble in online food delivery Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | 1:19 PM ET
    Home delivery service.

    Even venture capitalists who are fans of online food delivery say the market appears over saturated.

  • Just Eat: From basement to billions Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | 3:08 AM ET

    Just Eat grew from a start-up launched in a basement into a multi-billion dollar company. CNBC caught up with CEO David Buttress to find out more about how it started and where it's going next.

  • Guiding startups through the red tape Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | 2:44 PM ET
    Guiding startups through the red tape

    Startups face a lot of red tape, and one of Uber's advisors has launched a new firm to help guide pre-IPO startups. Bradley Tusk of Tusk Ventures, discusses some of the challenges.

  • Venture capital confidence dips to two-year low Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | 12:59 PM ET
    Finger busting soap bubble

    While VCs keep pouring money into start-ups at the fastest rate since the dot-com bubble, confidence is waning.